What to Bring

Getting Ready for Camp

Come prepared to make the most of your time at camp. You can check out (or print out) our complete packing guide here!

All items apply to campers, parents, coaches, and sponsors attending camp.

What to Wear

All dress expectations apply to campers, parents, coaches, and sponsors attending camp.

Girls Dress Example

Girls

  • Modest shirts that cover the shoulders (no low, spaghetti-strap, or midriff-showing shirts or shirts with writing or pictures that are contrary to biblical principles)
  • Walking or athletic-style shorts that extend to the top of the kneecap
  • Knee-length skirts, dresses, and shorts are appropriate for evening services.
  • Modest swimsuit that covers the midriff
  • T-shirt to wear over swimsuit (required when surfing on the FlowRider)

Note

No pants, jeans, capri pants, or short shorts. Wind/athletic pants are permitted for ice skating and required to rock climb (facilities provided to change at these activities).

Clothing should be loose-fitting enough to allow for gathering an inch of fabric on either side of the garment without stretching the material.

Guys Dress Example

Guys

  • Shirts (no cutoff sleeves or shirts with writing or pictures that are contrary to biblical principles)
  • Shorts that extend to the top of the kneecap
  • Casual pants, wind/athletic pants and jeans (jeans or wind/athletic pants required to rock climb)
  • Swim trunks (trunk-style only)

Note

Jewelry other than a chain (necklace), watch, or rings should not be worn.

Clothing should be loose-fitting enough to allow for gathering an inch of fabric on either side of the garment without stretching the material.

ALL

  • Tennis shoes
  • Flip flops or water shoes (for the water park, Sports Center, and West Campus)
  • A jacket/sweater for ice skating
  • Socks
  • Sleepwear

Note

NEXT Summer Camps/Youth Outreach Ministry reserves the right to ask anyone to change his or her clothing if, in the opinion of the staff, it does not comply with these listed expectations.

Camp-Specific Dress

Criminal Justice

Girls
  • Athletic-style or tactical shorts that come to the top of the kneecap
Guys
  • Athletic-style or tactical pants (not jeans) or shorts that come to the top of kneecap
All
  • Gym shoes
  • Extra pairs of socks
  • Ball cap

You may also bring tactical boots.

Drama

Girls

For the Showcase

  • Either a black knee-length dress or a white blouse and black knee-length skirt
  • Black flats
Guys

For the Showcase

  • White dress shirt
  • Black pants
  • Dress shoes
  • Socks
All

Clothes for painting and building scenery need to be in good condition.

Music Academy

Girls

For the Gala Concert

  • Either a black concert dress (longer than knee-length; not sleeveless) or a black blouse and skirt (longer than knee-length)*
  • Black dress shoes

Recital Dress

  • Sunday/formal dress*
  • Dress shoes

*Cellists should bring full skirts.

Guys

For All Performances

  • White long-sleeved dress shirt
  • Conservative tie
  • Black dress slacks
  • Dress shoes
  • Socks

Black suit jackets will be provided or participants may bring their own.

Engineering & Science

All

Participants need closed-toe shoes.

Pre-Medicine

All

Participants need closed-toe shoes.

Soccer

Guys
  • Shin guards
  • Shoes for indoor soccer
  • Cleats

Essential Items to Bring

  • Medicine
    • All routine or as-needed prescription medications must be kept and administered by the camp nurse, and upon request, the camp nurse can also keep/administer any over-the-counter medications, vitamins/supplements, or essential oils your camper brings. An Authorization for Administration of Medication form is required for any medications, vitamins/supplements, or essential oils that will be kept by the camp nurse.
    • Medications should be in the original containers and placed in a clear, resealable bag with the camper’s name clearly noted.
  • Pillow
  • Sleeping bag or twin sheets and blanket
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Laundry bag
  • Toiletries (hand soap, shampoo and conditioner, toothpaste, body wash, etc.)
  • Umbrella or rain jacket
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Spending money
  • Bible
  • Notebook & Pen

Note

Campers are permitted to bring cell phones; however, we encourage these to be used for communication purposes only.


What Not to Bring

  • Weapons of any kind such as guns, tasers, stun guns, knives (3″ or smaller pocketknives allowed), or pepper spray
  • Hazardous items such as combustible fluids, lighters, laser pointers, candles, candle warmers, incense, or fireworks
  • Tobacco products (including chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes, and other vaping devices), alcoholic beverages, and any illegal drugs
  • Entertainment items such as televisions, gaming consoles, computers, laptops, tablets, DVDs, movies, headphones, or ear buds
  • Items with divisive symbols

Camp-Specific Items

Drama

Participants should bring a 1–2 minute memorized reading from literature (poem, story, or essay).

Engineering & Science

Participants should bring a basic calculator, ruler, watch, and safety goggles.

History & Political Science

Participants may visit the National Naval Aviation Museum and need to bring a photo ID to camp for admittance. Those wanting to view the Giant Screen Theater at the museum should keep cash available for the desired shows.

Music Academy

Participants should bring at least two fully prepared solos (with accompanist’s music), as well as music they are currently working on. Music will be supplied for orchestra and ensembles. Orchestra members should bring their own instruments or contact us at least two weeks before camp to make arrangements to rent. Piano campers receive free piano use.

Nursing

Participants may bring their own stethoscope or order one for $15 by contacting us at least two weeks before camp.

Soccer

Participants should bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and bug spray.

Writing

Participants should bring a pencil, notebook paper, pocket folder, and USB drive for document storage.